30 December 2005 Military News
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- SOLDIER DIES IN FALLUJAH
- SOLDIER DIES IN FALLUJAH
- Transcript: News Briefing with Maj. Gen. Webster 30 Dec 2005 -- Presenter: Maj. Gen. William Webster, commander, Multinational Division-Baghdad and Jim Turner, deputy director, Defense Press Operations
- Sunni Arab protests will soon escalate in Iraq as electoral position slips Carl Conetta - Project on Defense Alternatives - 30 December 2005 - Barring special intervention, the final tally of Iraq national council seats won in the 15 December 2005 election will show further deterioration in the relative position of Sunni parties. The Sunni Arab community will find it difficult to accept that 18.5 percent of council seats constitutes fair representation.
- 5 Reported Dead in 2 Baghdad Explosions VOA 30 Dec 2005 -- Iraqi officials say at least five people have been killed in two explosions in Baghdad. At least one mortar hit the Iraqi capital. It was unclear if the second explosion was from a suicide car bomb or another mortar.
- South Korean Parliament Extends Military Deployment in Iraq, But Reduces Troop Numbers VOA 30 Dec 2005 -- South Korean lawmakers have approved a plan to extend the country's military mission in Iraq for another year. However, the number of troops deployed will be cut by a third.
- Rice: US Welcomes Probe of Charges of Iraqi Election Fraud VOA 30 Dec 2005 -- U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice says she welcomes the invitation by Iraq's independent electoral commission to international monitors to review complaints of fraud in this month's parliamentary vote.
- Unaccompanied US Teen Skips School, Heads for Iraq VOA 30 Dec 2005 -- Sixteen-year-old Farris Hassan says he went to Iraq without his parents' permission in order to pursue his interest in news reporting, cultivated in a high school journalism class.
- CENTAF releases daily air power summary AFPN 30 Dec 2005 -- U.S. Central Command Air Forces officials have released today's air power summary report.
- Command Changes in Northwest Iraq; Soldiers Kill Attackers AFPS 30 Dec 2005 -- Coalition forces today transferred command of northwest Iraq, and U.S. troops killed two terrorists Dec. 28, Multinational Force Iraq officials reported today.
- Baghdad Grows While Insurgency Weakens, U.S. General Says AFPS 30 Dec 2005 -- Burgeoning reconstruction activity is now evident in and around Baghdad while terrorist attacks in the Iraqi capital city have weakened since the Dec. 15 elections, a senior U.S. military officer in Baghdad told reporters here today.
- Airmen continue Pakistan relief support AFPN 30 Dec 2005 -- The Air Force continues to support Pakistan-led earthquake recovery operations by airlifting much-needed supplies into the devastated region.
Defense Policy / Programs
- Process speeds up IT acquisition AFPN 30 Dec 2005 -- The Secretary of the Air Force implemented Information Technology Lean reengineering improvements slated for the information technology acquisition process last month.
- CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC: Armed groups may be preparing major offensive, AU says IRIN 30 Dec 2005 -- Unidentified armed groups in the north of Central African Republic (CAR) may be preparing a major offensive, the African Union said in a report issued on Thursday.
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